Tips to throw the perfect summer party on a budget


— One of the best ways to celebrate the summer season is by hosting an outdoor party for all your friends and neighbors.

Don’t get overwhelmed by the party planning process. The discount experts at Dollar General are offering tips to help you save money and throw a hot summer party that all your guests will love.

Set the Mood

Escape the heat and throw your outdoor party right at sundown. Light up the night with solar lights and tiki torches to create a relaxing atmosphere. Paper lanterns hanging from tree branches provide low-level lighting and a festive ambiance. Just don’t forget the bug spray and citronella candles to keep the insects away!


No summer party is complete without colorful accessories that make your backyard really pop. Fill planters of different sizes with blooming flowers for a natural, decorative look. Add colorful tablecloths to dress up all kinds of patio furniture and protect against spills. Make plain paper napkins stand out with napkin holders for an inexpensive upgrade to outdoor dining.  Also, consider buying a bright cooler that will lead your guests right to a refreshing beverage.

Make a list

Shopping for your bash? Take time to make a list of the items you will need to throw a great party. Grab all the essentials like charcoal, chips, dip, sodas and bottled waters. Don’t forget to get extra paper products like plates and napkins — they will go fast at an outdoor party. You can also save time by downloading DG digital coupons to enjoy all the savings on your favorite summer items without the coupon clipping. With everything from food and drink to lawn and garden accessories, a discount retailer like Dollar General and can be a one stop shop for all of your party needs.

With a little creativity and some planning ahead, the perfect summer party doesn’t have to break the bank.